Gay Liberation Movement

OUT OF THE CLOSET From the end of the nineteenth century on, homosexuals were put firmly “in the closet.”  The “Closet” is a metaphor for “silence” about one’s forbidden sexual identity and one’s forbidden sexual longings.  Fear of social disapproval and, perhaps even...

The History of Sexuality, Part One

CREATING HOMOSEXUALITY “Chick equals nigger equals queer.  Think it over.”                                                                                 Unattributed quote  Homosexuality In his 1980s series of books on human (mostly male) sexuality, the French...

History of Sexuality, Part Two

MODERNITY and SEXUALITY Modern Homosexuality The beginning of the modern homosexuality is linked to a new economic system: capitalism.  Capitalism, compared to feudalism, is marked by a specific kind of society characterized by urban centers and bureaucracy. ...

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